Course Overview

If you’re an ambitious manager working in the private, public or voluntary sectors, and want to develop your skills and engage in stimulating debate with your peers, then the MSc Management in the University of Bedfordshire course is for you.

Program Mission

This course will enhance your understanding of contemporary leadership theory and develop your ability to reflect on your managerial experiences enabling you to transfer learning into practice.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. Standard entry students will need to have an undergraduate degree in any field to pursue this qualification. Transfer applicants will be required to go through the Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL), whilst non-standard applicants will need to evidence their relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 7

Accounting & Finance Compulsory Marketing & Digital Future Compulsory
Strategy & Brand Management Compulsory Project & Operations Management Compulsory
Business Dissertation Compulsory


The MSc Management in the University of Bedfordshire is designed to develop a number of transferable skills, which along with the knowledge and understanding of the relevant theories and concepts, will provide graduates with all those abilities required for a successful career. The different methods used to assess student performance are designed to evaluate the following: Research and literature review skills, data handling, application, numeracy, computer literacy, ability to contextualize and evaluate, presentation skills and professionalism, and collaboration.

The course’s assessment types include:

  • Individual Written Report or Essays: The ability to perform literature informed research, to review and evaluate the relevant sources and to use an appropriate methodology in order to analyse and evaluate the relevant concepts is being assessed. At the same time, student academic integrity is developed.
  • Case Study Examination: Students will apply their knowledge in the context of specific cases.
  • Oral Presentation: A number of transferable skills will be developed.
  • Reflective Report: Own work and that of peers will be evaluated.
  • Dissertation: Regardless of which masters capstone experience you opt for, you will have to produce an individual, independent piece of work. You will be asked to identify the research question or problem under investigation, review the relevant literature, develop a sound methodology in order to explore the problem, proceed with the analysis, discuss your findings and make recommendations.

Fees and Funding

The University of Bedfordshire fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

Employability skills are integrated into the course and provide you with an awareness of the real-world context.

  • Gain a solid foundation in key skills and effective leadership and management.
  • Study contemporary approaches to management, including aspects of accounting and finance, strategic management, operations and project management and marketing and digital futures.
  • Build upon your existing management abilities to strengthen your skills and personal performance on a course that inspires teamwork and engagement to contribute to ethical and innovative practice.
  • Benefit from our employability practice-based approach with real business that will enable you to critically evaluate and improve your own management skills to succeed in the global marketplace.

The MSc Management in the University of Bedfordshire will provide the means to become a great leader and demonstrate strong communication skills in the workplace, in any profession.

Further Study

Students who graduate from this MSc course will be qualified to apply for further study at MPhil and PhD research degree level.

Mode of Study

The MSc Management in the University of Bedfordshire is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources as well as the University of Bedfordshire BREO/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and UOB.